PRESENTED BY SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
EMMA SAUNDERS and the WE ARE HERE Firm
PRODUCED BY FORM DANCE PROJECTS
“Somebody places a boombox down on the concrete … I don’t get it, I don’t know the way to be right here …and I enter the area they’ve opened up and I dance.”
Felicity Castagna, ENCOUNTER, 2020.
After a rippin’ world premiere of ENCOUNTER in 2020, in Parramatta, Western Sydney, FORM Dance Initiatives, Emma Saunders and a brand new dance ensemble, the WE ARE HERE Firm, are again with ENCOUNTER SYDNEY.
Unfold out on the forecourt of Sydney Opera Home, directed by the “formidable” Emma Saunders, ENCOUNTER SYDNEY explores the on a regular basis extraordinariness and power behind our subsequent era.
In collaboration with a gaggle of award-winning Australian artists, together with author, Felicity Castagna, composers, Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens) and Jodi Phillis (The Clouds), a forged of 10 dancers and phrases spoken by Warren Foster, ENCOUNTER SYDNEY explores the indomitable spirit of youth and the world they discover themselves in.
The riveting soundtrack to ENCOUNTER SYDNEY, is the unique ENCOUNTER rating carried out and recorded by the musicians of the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra, performed by James Pensini.
The season runs from Wednesday 18 Could to Saturday 21 Could, 2022 at 4:30pm every day and it’s a FREE occasion.
DIRECTOR: EMMA SAUNDERS
CHOREOGRAPHY: EMMA SAUNDERS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DANCERS
WRITER: FELICITY CASTAGNA
COMPOSERS: AMANDA BROWN AND JODI PHILLIS
ORCHESTRATOR: JESSICA WELLS
CONDUCTOR: JAMES PENSINI
VISUAL ARTIST: DAVID CAPRA
SPOKEN WORD: WARREN FOSTER
DANCE CAPTAINS: JOSHUA O’CONNOR AND NAOMI REICHARDT
DANCERS: JULIAN CHAN, SARAH GOROCH, GABRIELA GREEN OLEA, CLAYTON JEAN, SARAH KALULE, LAWRENCEA MATEARIKI, SABRINA MUSZYNSKI, JOSHUA O’CONNOR, NAOMI REICHARDT, EMILY YALI
MUSICIANS: WESTERN SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
COSTUME KEEPER: QUIRINE VAN NISPEN
PRODUCTION ASST: JEREMY AINSWORTH
PRODUCER: ANNETTE McLERNON
FORM DANCE PROJECTS
COMMISSIONING EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ANNETTE McLERNON
BUSINESS MANAGER: SALLY EBERT
MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR: NAOMI HIBBERD
ENCOUNTER PHOTOGRAPHER: HEIDRUN LOHR
ENCOUNTER TRAILER: DOMINIC O’DONNELL
SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: MIA PATOULIOS
“ENCOUNTER demonstrated the most effective of humanity. The entire expertise was an enormous achievement and added to the notion that artwork can change the world, carry us up and provides us a constructive view of the group we inhabit. We want extra moments of ENCOUNTER.”
Wesley Enoch, Sydney Competition, Inventive Director, (2017-2021)
“ENCOUNTER spreads out, into, over and across the viewers. It envelopes our senses, amazes visually and aurally and leaves us buoyed and able to encounter the world as soon as extra. The unique music rating powers the dance in a myriad of strikes and moods and Felicity Castagna’s textual content rings true and authentically out of a up to date more and more urbanised world. Do expertise ENCOUNTER up shut and shortly.”
Robert Love AM, Riverside Theatres (2001-2021)
ENCOUNTER is proudly funded by the NSW Authorities via the Tradition Up Late initiative.
ENCOUNTER and ENCOUNTER SOUTH have been initially Commissioned and Produced by FORM Dance Initiatives, supported by Sydney Youth Orchestras and FLING Bodily Theatre, for presentation in 4 Winds SPRING Competition 2019 and Sydney Competition 2020.